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Mountain Biking Finishes Season Strong

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Biking team had a great final race down in the White Tanks Mountain Regional Park as they wrapped up their season.

348 racers competed in the dry desert sands as they represented their schools in fighting for the top spots in four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson and Kate DuBroy, juniors Toby Merz and Kim Zamora-Delgado, sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft, and freshman James Nebrig and Garrett Cummings.

Our sophomores led the way with Kevin Anderson in 3rd and Ethan Krafft in 12th.

Senior Eric Anderson also pulled off 12th place finish despite a flat tire!

This was the fifth and last race of the NICA season, so the racers now get to take part in the MBAA (Mountain Biking Association of Arizona) races during the spring.

Even though not all of our racers competed in this last race, all deserve equal praise. Good job to seniors Eric Anderson, Tyler Kuckuck, and Kate DuBroy; juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora-Delgado, Clayton Evans, and Max Baker; sophomores Ethan Krafft, Kevin Anderson, and Hudson Coggins; and freshmen Peyton Kuckuck, Garrett Cummings, and James Nebrig.

We also had some riders come in with impressive season overalls, with sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft in 5th and 7th, respectively, and senior Eric Anderson in 12th.

Coach Krafft’s daughter, Ellie Krafft, medaled in all 3 of her races! Congratulations to Ellie, and TCP looks forward to her joining the school team in a few years.

Finally, the team would like to thank its coaches Jonathan Krafft and Ed Marman, as well as the parent riders Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Nebrig for helping out all season.

The TCP Mountain Biking team would also like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors are High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing, Prescott Import Car Service, and Premier Eye Center.

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Softball: The End or Not?

Tri-City Prep High School may not have a softball season this year. Being a small school, it is difficult to always find the money to fund sports, clubs, and other various activities. Tri-City’s softball team will not be meeting this year, unless enough tax credit and donations are given before the softball season. Many of last year’s players are looking for tax credits and hope to be able to play this year. They hope that after such a successful season last year that we could come back and try to do even better. It was disheartening for them to hear that it can’t happen, but the team is trying to find a way. If anyone is interested in supporting the softball team, talk to Mrs. Winters.

The Cubs Break the Curse!

By Michael Staudt

The final dialogue of the game was too good to be true. The Chicago Cubs had finally won the world series after a win 108 years before! Cub fans around the United States cheered vigorously when the final out was completed.

A “Billy goat curse” was apparently aimed at the Cubs that day on October 7, 1945. From that period, the Cubs never had the capability to win another world series game since that day in 1908. Attempts had been made to break the curse, yet the term “lucky 108” has brought the curse to an end!

The suspense that night was tight when the final game, game seven, with extra innings commenced. Fans around America rejoiced and Chicago was cheering with all of its might! Even Bill Murray, a Cubs fan, was having a ball at the final game of the sports event. Predictions had been made before about the Cubs breaking the curse in 2016.

A twitter user posted a comment stating that there would be a seventh game with extra innings in the 2016 world series. Along with this unusual post, the user even stated that the Cubs would win! Along with this, condolences to the Back to the Future screen writers: their prediction was off by one year.

Congratulations to the Cubs; they have finally broken the Billy goat curse and won the world series!

Mountain Biking Race a Success as Season Winds Down

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Bike Team had an interesting race down in Phoenix for their fourth NICA race. Almost all of the team attended to battle the crushing heat and dry sands. In the words of one of the racers, “the only thing not wilting was the cacti!”

 

330 racers competed in the dry desert sands on a very fun course as they represented their schools in fighting for the top spots in four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson and Tyler Kuckuck, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, Clayton Evans and Max Baker, sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft, and freshmen James Nebrig and Payton Kuckuck.

 

Our sophomores led the way with the seniors fighting right behind them. Sophomore Ethan Krafft maintained his season average of 6th place, Kevin Anderson took 7th, and senior Eric Anderson claimed 10th. Ethan’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 3rd in the middle school 6th grade girls’ race.

 

This was the fourth race of the season, with the next race being held at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, AZ on November 6th. This will be the last race of the season. All students, parents, and the general public are always welcome to join in the excitement of the Arizona NICA race series.

 

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors include:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing, Prescott Import Car Service, and Premier Eye Center.

Third Mountain Biking Race a Success

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Bike Team had a strong turnout for their third race with the high school NICA league down in Sierra Vista. The race took place within Fort Huachuca, the country’s oldest army base.

341 racers competed in the dry desert sands in a very technical course as they represented their schools in fighting for the top spots in four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson and Kate DuBroy, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, and Clayton Evans, sophomores Kevin Anderson and Ethan Krafft, and freshman James Nebrig.

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Senior Eric Anderson racing down the finish corridor.

Our sophomores led the way again with Ethan Krafft on the podium in 3rd place, while Kevin Anderson and Eric Anderson both placed in the top 10.  Ethan’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 4th in the middle school 6th grade girls race. TCP looks forward to Ellie joining the Tri-City team in a few more years.

This was the third race of the season, with the next race being held at the McDowell State Park, AZ on October 23rd. After the McDowell race, one more race will be held this season at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix.  All students, parents, and the general public are always welcome to join in the excitement of the Arizona NICA race series.

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Senior Kate DuBroy relaxing after the race.

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors are:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing, Prescott Import Car Service, and Premier Eye Center.